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LIU'Y OF HYGIENE OEP'T 
MARY HEMENWAY HALL 
WELLESLEY COLLEGE, 
WLLLESLEY, MASS. 






XLVI 



— ^__ 



WELLESLEY, MASS., OCTOBER 7, 1937 



No. 2 



Scholar Speaks 
On Importance 7 

Dr. Whitehead Scorns Abstract 

in Many Fields of Human 

Thought, Endeavor 

FIRST CALKINS LECTURER 



Professor Alfred North Whitehead 
spoke on the subject of "Importance" 
September 29 at 4:40 P. M. in Pendle- 
ton hall. This was the first of a series 
of lectures under the general title 
"Modes of Thought." three of which 
are to be given this fall and the re- 
maining three in the spring. 

In introducing the speaker. Thomas 
Hayes Procter of the philosophy de- 
partment acknowledged the generosity 
of the alumnae whose contributions 
have made possible this memorial to 
Mary Whit on Calkins — to her great- 
ness as a thinker, teacher, and person— 
and to the great eminence of the lec- 
turer. 

Professor Whitehead began with the 
-taicment that civilized beings ar? 
those who survey the world In terms 
of large generalities. In this sense of 
the word, not even the higher animals, 
whose actions are a response to im- 
mediate and particular situations can 
lay claim to civilization. It is the 
elaboration of general ideas that makes 
i he difference between the civilized 
and uncivilized. 

IMPORTANCE VERSUS FACTS 

In this lecture. Professor Whitehead 
set forth the two contrasting notions, 
importance and its seeming antithesis, 
matters of fact. Those who concen- 
trate on matters of fact for pure fact's 
sake, become immersed in detail. The 
others who seek generality and precise 
definitions reach empty platitudes too 
obvious to mention. These two tend- 
encies lead equally to mere abstract 
thinking. 

Professor Whitehead emphasized es- 
pecially that there are no matters of 
fact apart from some notion of im- 
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 3) 



BATES FUND A AWNOUNCES China Faces Janan 

pncT<;' DCAniMr nATcd^"'" rac es Japan 

At Forum Dinner 



POETS' READING DATES 



Kenneth Leslie Reads First in Series 

Followed by Hillyer, Law, Benet; 

Eunice Smith Gave Fund 



The dates of the Katharine Lee 
Bates poets' readings are not quite 
complete, but the following have been 
definitely settled: Kenneth Leslie, 
October 18; Robert Hillyer, October 
25; Margaret Law, November 1. There 
will be a reading by Stephen Vincent 
Benet. which may be on October II, 
but will probably come later; and 
possibly another reading later in the 
year. 

Mr. Leslie is the only newcomer on 
our list. The most recent of his 
lour volumes of poetry, Windward 
Rock, received high praise from dis- 
criminating critics. "Whether he is 
drawing an unusual portrait, as In 
The Candy-Maker, or setting a man's 
talk to the rhythm of a train as In 
The Shanachic Man, he convinces us," 
said the London Times Literary Sup- 
plement, "that he has broken through 
the conventional to something that 
is burningly alive." 

OLD FRIENDS REAPPEAR 

Mr. Hillyer needs no introduction 
to the older members of the college, 
who have often enjoyed the unusually 
delightful reading of his musical 
poems. His newest book, just out, is 
of verse satires, mast of which have 
appeared in the Atlantic and the 
Saturday Revieiu of Literature. Miss 
Law is our alumna poet for this year; 
since she read here several years ago, 
she has published two books of verse, 
one of them on Nova Scotian themes, 

The Katharine Lee Bates fund for 
poets' readings was established some 
sixteen years ago by Miss Eunice 



Betty Anderson will Present 

Japanese Viewpoint, and 

Dzoe-ts Woo, Chinese 

For the first time in the history 
of Wellesley a student sponsored din- 
ner-current-events discussion under 
Forum will take place at Claflln hall 
on Wednesday evening, October 13. The 
subject will be the Slno-Japanese con- 
flict. Miss Margaret M. Ball of the 
department of history and political 
science will lead the discussion with 
a short resume" of the international 
aspects of the situation. After this 
Introduction Dzoe-ts Woo '38 will pre- 
sent the side of China while Betty 
Anderson '38 will give Japan's point 
of view. Following the speeches there 
will be an opportunity for general 
discussion. 

Members of the faculty and all stu- 
dents are invited to attend but ad- 
mission will be only by ticket. Tick- 
ets are limited to 90 and may be pro- 
cured free of charge at the ticket 
booth in Green hall on Monday and 
Tuesday, October 11 and 12. between 
the hours of 8:30 A. M. - 3:30 P. M. 
Dinner will be at 6:15 and with the 
serving of after dinner coffee the dis- 
cussion will begin. For those unable 
to get tickets the doors will be 
opened at 6:45 in order that they 
may hear the discussion. There will 
be a break at 7:30 for those who 
wish to leave, but the discussion will 
continue. 

This is the first of a series of 
current-events discussions under the 
sponsorship of Forum. Forum empha- 
sizes the fact thru ion-members as 



Smith. '98. Miss Bates, at that time well as old and new members of 
our senior professor of English litera- I Forum are welcome. It is not necessu- 



(Continued on Page 6, Col. 1) 



JUNIOR SHOW WILL BE GIVEN 
ON NOVEMBER 5 INSTEAD OF 
THE DATE ORIGINALLY 
PLANNED. 



ry to have a knowledge of current 
affairs, but those Interested can read 
back New York Times and Foreiqn 
Policy Bulletins. 



Philosopher Emphasizes Need For 

Character In Teaching Profession 



Ensconced in a study with shelves 
of books for walls, the modest scholar, 
Alfred North Whitehead, receives those 
guests who seek the company of the 
philosopher of the times. This man 
whose small stature belies the fact of 
his colossal mind, greeted your humble 
reporter with all the graciousness of 
the perfect host. Unaware of the 
amazed impression created in the mind 
of his visitor by the veritable walls 
of books, he led her Into the room, 
introducins a conversation about her 
recently completed western trip. 

To one who has just travelled in 
the western United States, the phi- 



demic turn, when Dr. Whitehead made 
reference to his work at Harvard uni- 
versity, where he has lectured each 
year until his retirement from active 
teaching last June. Taking account of 
the academic freedom which is per- 
mitted in the modern university, he 
emphasized the necessity for strong 
character in the art of teaching. Utter 
freedom may . certainly be allowed 
within the subject, but the philosopher 
lcels that this freedom of speech and 



miss louise Mcdowell 
represents wellesley 



WELLESLEY VIEWS AURORA 



Breathless Wellesley astronomers 
were treated to a rare aurora dis- 
play last Sunday night which made 
the sky look as though huge search- 
light beams were playing over It as 
I he features of the display moved 
lowly over the heavens. 

The aurora, the brightest to be 
seen in many years, created much 
comment. Green bands with occa- 
sional touches of pink, streamers 
of light, and clouds with pulses of 
light passing over them lit the 
whole sky during most of the eve- 
ning. As seen from Wellesley, the 
light converged about twenty de- 
grees south of the zenith. 

The aurorae are electrical dis- 
charges In the upper atmosphere of 
the earth, and they are believed to 
be caused by charged particles em- 
anating from the sun. Little, however, 
is really known about the phenomena. 
In general they are most brilliant 
in higher latitudes because of th? 
nearness there to the earth's mag- 
netic pole. This particular display 
was unusual for its brightness, and 
the conspicuousness of the lights 
in both southern as well as north- 
ern parts of the sky. Aurorae 
are commonly known as the "north- 
ern lights." 



Panels Discuss 
'Constitution 7 



Prof. T. R. Powell of Harvard 

Law will Talk on Aspects 

of Written Document 



CRADUATES TO BE GUESTS 

Students, Alumnae, and Faculty 

will Join in Round Table Groups 

Which Mark Celebration 



Miss Thompson Will 
Lead C. A. Vespers 

What the Christian Association Is 
and what it should mean in college 
life will be the theme of Candlelight 
vespers Sunday, October 10, at 7:30 
in Houghton Memorial chapel. 

Miss Seal Thompson will lead this 
annual membership service. Her sub- 
ject will be "The Light that Lighteth 
every Man." The officers of C. A. 
will then perform the traditional 
ceremony of lighting candles for 
everyone. 



MISS WEED ATTENDS 

COLBY CELEBRATION 



Physics Professor Attends Cornell's Mlss Li "a Weed. Wellesley alumna 
Fifth Inauguration Ceremony; |and associate librarian, represented 
Dr. E. Day New President Wellesley college at the Colby junior 

college centennial celebration, June 



When Cornell university inaugurates 
its fifth president. Dr. Edmund Ezra 
Day, on October 0, Wellesley will be 
represented by Professor Louise Sher- 
wood McDowell, Professor of physics, 
delegate of Wellesley. 

The presidents of the three Institu- 
tions with which Dr. Day was associat- 
ed as an undergraduate, professor and 
administrator will deliver addresses. 
They are President Ernest M. Hopkins 
of Dartmouth college, where Dr. Day 
received his baccalaureate and mas- 



10 to 13, in New London, New Hamp- 
shire. 

As the Wellesley delegate, Miss Weed 
attended the centennial exercises, the 
president's reception, the trustees' 
dinner, and the centennial pageant 
history of the college. His excellency 
Governor Francis Murphy of New 
Hampshire and President James Wood 
of Stephens college in Missouri were 
among the speakers at the centennial 
exercises. Among Miss Weed's fellow 
delegates were distinguished members 



ler's degrees; President James B. of the faculties of leading educational 



idea should be conditioned bv tact and I Conant of Hnivard university, where 
good manners ! Corne,1 ' s new president rose to the 

In the classroom. Dr. Whitehead head ° f thc d,> l )ailment of economics; 
feels that the student is burdened with ' Preslflcm Alexander G. Ruthvcn of the 



losopher's purely imaginary conception , sufficient complications by the mere- Unlversi,v of Mich' 11 ''"', where Dr. Day 



of the American continent is a revela- complexity of new subject matter, 
tion. Never having travelled beyond ; without adding the additional confu- 
the middle western states, in his lee- ? ion of extraneous propaganda and 
luring. Dr. Whitehead yet has acquired personal opinion. However, under the 
that sense of the vast spaces so rep- present system of academic freedom, 
resentative of our great American all teachers cannot confine themselves 
continent. He thoroughly enjoys the to the Immediate limits of their sub- 
notion which he has of living in a ject. Here is where the need for strong 
continent. i haracter and academic Integrity enters 

Speaking of the "miracle of political the field. 
unity" which Is the United States, he After class, thc philosopher admits 

marvels at the fact that a country hi is willing to "follow the student Into 

our size has not long since degencrati id whatever Melds his questioning may 

into a continent of petty suite. Dr lead him." Evidence as to the sln- 

Whitchead attributes this miracle Of cerfty of this last assertion, your re- 



organized and became first dean of 
the school of business administration. 



MISS JOHNSON WILL ACT 
AS PRESIDENT OF '38 



institutes and colleges in the United 

States. 



POETRY SOCIETY PLANS 
TALK ON NEWER TRENDS 

"New trends In Poetry and the 
Works of New Poets" will be the sub- 
ject or the Poetry club at its first 
meeting Friday. October 8. at 7:45 in 
the Shakespeare house. 
Lucille Johnson was elected presi- Miss Elizabeth Manwarlng will lead 
dent pro tern of the class of 1938 the informal program. New members 
at a recent class meeting She was who are Interested in poetry will be 
vice-president of her class junior year welcome at this open meeting. 

Tills election was necessary due to 
the temporary resignation of Mary 



Bruce Tayloi from the office of presi- 
dent. 



unity to the political judgment ol our 
forefathers in creating this state. 
Thus, in mere casual observance, the 
Englishman lays stress upon a condi- 
tion which our citizens habitually 
ignore. 
Our conversation took a more aca- 



porter witnessed In her own visit to 
Dr. Whitehead. He not only evinced 
Interest In whatever subject she 
broached, but he was more Interested 
In hearing her opinion .than in ex- 
pressing his own— the honest attitude 
of Die true scholar. 



FRESHMAN BARN DANCE 

ALUMNAE HALL 

SATURDAY— OCTOBER 9 

7:30 - 9:30 P. M. 



ATTENTION. JOURNALISTS! 

COLLEGE NEWS TRYOUTS 

EDITORIAL BOARD 

MEET FOUNDERS 124 

1:10 P. M.. OCTOBER 8 



BUSINESS BOARD 
SEE BULLETIN BOARD 

OUTSIDE 
13G GREEN— OCTOBER 8 



The one hundred and fiftieth anni- 
versary of the framing of the consti- 
tution of thc United States is being 
celebrated throughout the length and 
breadth of the land this autumn. 
Wellesley will mark the event by a 
series of lectures and round table dis- 
cussions dealing with the subject of 
the constitution, conducted by Pro- 
fessor Thomas Reed Powell under the 
auspices of the department of history 
and political science. Professor Powell, 
formerly a member of the faculty of 
the Columbia Law school, now teaches 
at the Harvard law school, where he 
is known as a brilliant and penetrat- 
ing lecturer. He Is a leading authority 
on American constitutional law and 
has published many books in the field 
including Separation of Powers and 
Indirect Encroachment on Federal Au- 
thority by the Taxing Powers of the 
States. His volume entitled The Su- 
preme Court and State Police Power 
has become a classic. 

A group of alumnae who are es- 
pecially Interested in civic affairs will 
be the guests of the college during the 
period of Professor Powell's lectures 
and will be Invited to take part in the 
discussions along with members of the 
faculty and the student body. It is 
believed that such a group will help 
to revitalize the subject matter and 
afford an opportunity fee,- undergrad- 
uates to become acquainted with grad- 
uates who have found . satisfying ca- 
reers in law, politics,, government:!) 
work, and civic affairs. 

Professor Powell's lectui-es will be 
delivered under the general tit' le, "Some 
Ways of a Written Constitution. With 
their subtitles they are scheduled a - 
follows: 

Monday. November 15. Pendleton 
hall. 7:30 P. M , "Charted Course and 
Political Currents." 

Tuesday, November 16, Pendleton 
hall. 8:30 P. M., "The Aristocrat ol 
the Robe." 

Wednesday, November 17. Pendleton 
hall, 7:30 P. M.. "Contemporary Issues." 
Professor Powell will conduct a dis- 
cussion of the subject matter of tha 
lectures directly after their delivery 
on Monday, November 15, and Wednes- 
day, November 17, from 8:30 to 9:30 
P. M. 



DR. SALINAS RECEIVES 
DECREE AT MIDDLEBURY 



Mlddlebury college at its summer 
commencement conferred the tic 
of Litt.D. on Dr. Pedro Salinas, for- 
merly catedratlco of tha University ol 
Madrid and director of the Univer- 
sldad do Verano In Santancler. who 
has served during the past year as 
Mary Whlton Calkins visiting pro- 
fessor In Wellesley college. Dr. Sali- 
nas" ability received last year the re- 
cognition of an invitation to deliver 
the Turnbull Poetry lectures at Johns 
Hopkins university and to conduct a 
seminar in the same institution dur- 
ing 1937-38. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



New Paint Transforms 
Old Campus Buildings 

Since newcomers to the college 
mid more or less preoccupied upper- 
classmen have been taking too much 
for granted the present glories of the 
Wellesley campus, the following facts 
are presented for general considera- 
tion. During the summer. < though 
the swimming pool remains, tem- 
porarily, a thing of the future). 
80 gallons of white paint, were applied 
to the outer surface of Eliot, 80 to 
Dower. 100 to Norumbega, while Flake 
was completely metamorphosed by 60 
gallons. 

The Hazard quadrangle receive;! 
special attention in the form of wall 
repairs and new side entrances. 
Shafer. in addition, acquired bath- 
room renovations and a kitchen sink. 
Less spectacular improvements include 
a new roof on the power house, a 
brick garage and tool house. 

There comes a point when tradi- 
tion must bow to progress. This 
summer has seen the passing of the 
last horse from the Wellesley campus, 
and, last but not least, the dismant- 
ling of the barn. Fears have been 
voiced that alumnae Barnswallows 
may consider this destruction of the 
nature of sacrilege. To soften any 
such blow, and that future students 
may not be entirely unaware ol what 
was once one of Wellesleys best loved 
buildings, a safe place is being found 
on the Wellesley campus for the per- 
manent display of the weather vane 
and tower of the old Durant barn. 



FORD HALL FORUM WILL 
OFFER NOTED LECTURERS 



Seoson to Open Oct. 30 with Lecture 

by Stuart Chase on Chief 

Problems of Our Age 

Have you ever been to a Ford Hall 
Forum? Since Wellesley is so con- 
veniently located near Boston, students 
will have the chance of hearing world 
famous people speak on matters of 
current interest. That Is chiefly what 
the Ford Hall Forum stands for: talks 
by noted economists, philosophers, 
authors, and psychologists which arc 
followed by discussions. Some or the 
persons scheduled to speak are: Klaus 
Mann, son ol the novelist Thomas 
Mann, Sir Norman Angell, S. K. Rai- 
cliire. Vicki Baum, and Senator Rob- 
ert M. La Follette. Stuart Chase, 
economist and author, will open the 
thirtieth season of Ford hall on Sun- 
day evening, October 17, when he 
speaks on "The Chief Problem of Our 
Generation." 

A schedule of the lectures to follow 
will be posted on the Forum board in 
Founders hall, outside the C. A. of- 
fice. Edith Iglauer "38 will be glad lo 
furnish more information on these 
discussions. 



BARN ELECTS ADVISER, 
MR. T. H. VAIL MOTTER 



GUEST HOUSE 

9 Abbott Street 

Attractive rooms for your over- 
night guests. Private bath — Break- 
fasts if desired. Tel. Wellesley 0968. 
MRS. HUGHES 



VILLAGE 
HAIRDRESSINC SHOP 

8 Church Street Wellesley 

Tel. Wellesley 1544-W 
B. Callahan M. E. Evans 

MONDAY and TUESDAY 
SPECIAL 

Shampoo & Finger Wave 

$1.00 



An important Innovation was made 
on Saturday evening at the Barn re- 
ception when Virginia Spangler '38 
introduced Mr. T, H. Vail Motter as 
faculty adviser to the drama com- 
mittee. 

Miss Spangler said that Barn had 
felt the need of such advice, and 
that Mr. Motter, as professor of 
English literature, and as an au- 
thority on the drama, was peculiarly 
qualified to act in his new capacity. 

Preceding the play Mr. Motter spoke 
for a few minutes commending the 
choice of play. He said that Barn 
was going to try to emulate the 
Renaissance attitude toward the func- 
tion of drama— namely, to both enter- 
tain and instruct. 



Copeland Merrill, D. M. D. 

DENTIST 



Wellesley Square 



Phone 1900 



Out From Dreams and 
Theories 



The Personnel Bureau extends a wel- 
come to the class of 1941 and in doing 
so wishes to answer the very natural 
question put by new arrivals: Whai 
is the Personnel Bureau? This Is 
best done by an outline of the a - 
tlvities carried on by that office. 

Historically the Personnel Bureau 
goes back to the early years of the 
college when the Teachers' reg 
was established by the founder. Later 
it was called the Appointment Bureau, 
and later still the Personnel Bureau 
when the general personnel work was 
emphasized rather than placement. 

Aspects of the work of the Per- 
sonnel Bureau: 

1. This column. Out from Dream 
and Theories, devoted, week by 
week, to articles, notices, lettei 
interviews dealing with vocational 
matters. 

2. A program of lectures and Qel I 
trips on occupations. 

3. A special reading room at 242 
Green hali where there are books 
and pamphlets on various occu- 
pations. 

4. Administration of personally and 
aptitude tests, 

5. A cumulative record of each stu- 
dent, giving her activities, prefer- 
ences, vocational interests, grades, 
etc. 

6. Information about scholarship 
and training courses of all kinds 

7. Placement of undergraduate in 
part-time and summer positions 

8. Placement of seniors and alum- 
nae in all kinds of positions. 

9. The occupational index, giving 
the vocational histories of aboui 
6,000 of our alumnae. 

All students are most cordially in- 
vited to come to the Personnel Bu- 
reau at any time for information, or 
to talk over plans for training, or 
for suggestions In regard to any as- 
pect of vocational work in Wellesley 
or outside of the college. The read- 
ing room is open until 4:30 P. M. 



YOUR LAUNDRY'S 
BACK"... 



Student Employment 

The attention of new student I 
called to the service offered by the 
Personnel Bureau for securing part- 
time work. Students are Invited to 
register as soon as possible in room 
242. Green hall. Students who reg- 
istered last year should register again 
if they wish to have their name, re 
tained on the list. If any students 
have secured work independently, 
they are asked to report to the Per- 
sonnel Bureau. 

Office house: Monday - Friday, 
11-12 a. m. 

Edith A. Sprague 
Appointment Secretary 
Personnel Bureau 




A few very desirable plctur 
are still available in the Rental 

Collection on exhibit in the Art 
Building. 

For a «mnii rental fee yon too can 

Bnjp) a fine work of nrl in |roni 
own room. 

HATHAWAY HOUSE 
BOOKSHOP 



MISS COOLIDGE READS 
FRESHMAN HONOR LIST 



21 Students Attain Highest Rating 

of Scholarship as Freshmen; 

64 Reach Second Rating 



Dean Mary L. Coolidge, in I h 
first formal chapel of the year, on 
Saturday morning, September 25. an- 
nounced the following list of sopho- 
more honors: 

First Group 
Dorothy Blum. Marilyn L. Evans, 
Retta Lou Gelling, Margaret H. Gilkey, 
Natalie Grow. Harriet Hull, Barbara 
N. Hutton, Rebecca P. Jackson. Edna 
O. Jeffrey. Dorothy G. Jones. Jeanne! to 
Lowe. Marjorie E. Noppel, Grace S. 
Person, Elizabeth G. Potterton. Bar- 
bara Scott. Lucile Sheppard, Susan S. 
Swartz. L. Constance Tuttle, Nancj u 
Waite, Ann Winship, Elizabeth S. 
Young. 

Second Group 
Margaret O. Bell. Elizabeth li 
Bierer. Lillian R. Blake, Bernice R. 
Block, Shirley Bob. Ruby D. Boleyn, 
Rita M. Brand, Emily K. Browning, 
Katharine Buchanan, Anne V. Bulk- 
ley, Natalie Bussey. Caroline P. Card- 
er. Janet Chase, Sarah C. Clarke. 
Margaret P. Colmore. Olive Crowell. 
Jean P. Cumming, Charlotte M. Dam- 
ron, Ruth B. Dennis. Betty Edwards, 
Carolyn P. Elley, M. Eleanor Finger, 
Barbara J. Ford. Alicia E. Gallagher, 
Eleanor M. Garvey. Clarice J. Gross- 
handler. Helen G. Hartz, Mary S. 
Hayes. Shirley Heidenberg, Louise W. 
Howe. Helene Kazanjian, Mary F. 
Latimer. Carol J. Lewis. Margarel 
Lodi, Natalie C. Maiden, Jane W. May- 
hew, Antoinette H. Meyer, Margaret 
M. Mitchell, Christine Mullergren, Ann 
C Myers. Ruth H. Nehrlng, J. Marvn 
Peterson. Jeanne Pope, Jean C. Rear- 
ck, Ellen F. Regan. Elizabeth W. Re- 
mick. Eleanor L. Rodgers, Alice H. 
Sanderson, Martha L. Schwanke De- 
borah G. Selin, Lydia I. Solimene. 
Dorothy J. Southmayd. Juliette S. 
Sternfekl. Jane Strahan, Marguerite N 
Swift, Mary Phil Taylor. Joan A. 
Wagner. Mary R. Walling, Elizabeth 
Weeks, Ann P. Wheeler, Rosemary 
White. Julia Whiteside. Betty J. 
Wright, Carolyn E. Wysor. 




C A. NOTES 



Sino Japanese Situation 

Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr last Sunday 
afternoon at Agora discussed the 
Sino- Japanese problem in relation 
to his main theme. "Religious and 
Moral Judgments of Evil Men and 
Nations," nnd he showed how the 
problem of American neutrality in the 
Orient. il truggle involved the eternal 
choice between two or more courses of 
action, neither of which is wholly good 
or wholly evil. 

The following eminent speakers will 
come to Wellesley for Sunday after- 
noon talks this year: Dr. H. P. Van- 
Dusen. Dr. A. L. Kinsolving. Dr. John 
A. Mackay, Dr. Leslie Glenn, and Dr. 
C. W. Gilkey. 



Volunteer Bureau 



Mrs. C. M. Donovan, secretary of 
the Volunteer bureau of the Boston 
Council of Social agencies, will be at 
Wellesley Friday, October 8, at 4:40 
p. m. in the C. A. lounge. She will 
talk to all those interested in social 
service. 

Rice's Flower Shop 

Corsages 
C t Flowers Plants 

I Next to Hathaway House Bookshop) 
WE DELIVER 



Telephone Wellesley I39Z-M 

Atkins Dressmaking Shop 

61 Central Street (in the Arcade) 

WELLESLEY. MASS. 

CLEANING — PRESSING — MENDING 

HEMSTITCHING — DYEING 

NU BONE CORSETS 
SKIH'IS MADE TO ORDER 



WILBAR'S 
Famous Frenchies 

(short vamp footwear) 

$4.90 - $8.95 



welcome 

to 

Wellesley 




WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




Dr. Whitehead Talks 
Against Abstracts 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 1) 



H 



AVE some piccalilli?" asked 
one junior to another at the 
dinner table one night. The other, 
who was somewhat ignorant of the 
nature of piccalilli, answered, 'Til 
have some pickle but no one ever 
called me a lily before." 



A senior, anticipating what all sen- 
iors anticipate, that little roll- 



PERRY was glad to find that it's A still more naive junior friend of 

not only the students who find A Perry's, hearing a student say 

iv. ..„„„fio that she planned to catch the 9:51 

Wellesley a place where the gentle- ^ ^^ ^^ ..^ ^ does 

men of stronger sex are few and far tmU , eave? .. 
between." One of these few and far j 
betweeners, a member of the faculty, I . . 
was Instructing his class on the neat- 
ness requirements asked by all teach- 
ers on written homework. His class 
was astonished to hear that in 
speaking of his own requirements, he 
put himself in the feminine gendei 
then excused himself briefly, saying, 
"It's always 'she' around here." 

• • • I call in her major subject which takes 

ELATED, Perry overheard a con- place in the beginning of June, de- 
fession on the part or an ad- clared in the presence of a student 
vanced conn? student. In outlining from another college. "In the spring 
her plan for the year to her instruc- I'll have to start studying for the 
tor, the upper-classman let slip the , general." "The general?" the visitor 
frank remark— "I want to write many j queried. "Who's he?" 
unusual stories," to which the in- 1 

structor replied with equal frankness % A/1TH all due respect to the men 
—••God bless you, I hope you do." yy on our faculty, Perry cannot 

• resist this gem of gossip. Two stu- 

RETURNING from Pen hall the dents were strolling to class, when 
other day, Perry heard many one turned to the other, saying wist- 
observations on Professor Whitehead's f""y. "I would like to get an 'A' in 
lecture, but the most profound, to this course, but I'm just not good- 
his way of thinking, was that of the | looking enough." 
girl who declared: "I could under- 
stand every word he said, but I just pERRY watched an agreeable jun- 
couldn't understand his sentences!" y j 0r ff er her assistance to a fresh- 

• • • man laboriously pushing her bicycle 
I* EVEALING tales have come to up Norumbega hill. "Do you live in 
K Perry of '41 's knack of manag- | Norumbega?" the junior asked. When 
ing their superiors. Two upperclass- 1 the freshman said "No," the junior 
men. entering the library recently, further queried her as to her reason 
met a freshman, who demanded that for pushing the bike all the way up 
they "go into the library and find a the hill. "Why. so I can ride it 
cute looking girl with short wavy d™n the other side." the other an- 
halr reading a book and ask her to swer «> disgustedly. 

give it to another girl in the 'libe — 

a girl with long black hair and a blue . A T dinner the other night Perry 
sweater. Then she will give it to me." /\ observed a student drop a 
The upperclassman actually tried to fried scallop into her water glass. The 
fulfill this mission. accident was apparently ignored dur- 

« • • ing the major part of the meal. Just 

OUR Pressman saw in the hall. *' ™ dessert Ml,le on ' however ' the 

maid said with much feeling— 

"Well, I guess it's time I removed 



f of a building of this institution 
of learning a chair bearing the fol- 
lowing legend: "This chair don't be- th,s aquanam. 
long in room 405." 



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portance. There is always some selec- 
tion of matters of fact based on a 
recognition of their value, their degree 
of relevance, and such selection must 
therefore involve a consideration of 
differences In importance. Funda- 
mental notions such as Importance, 
however, cannot be defined by any 
language of mere fact; rather It Is 
that aspect of feeling whereby a per- 
spective Is imposed upon a universe 
of detail. 

Applying his theory to various fields 
of human thought and endeavor. Pro- 
fessor Whitehead criticized first of all 
the abstract interpretation of the 
physical sciences as dealing purely with 
matters of fact— the bare description 
of "the goings on of nature," utterly 
devoid of evaluation. This is the ideal 
of sheer objectivity in science which 
leads to a barren science too abstract 
to represent concrete nature, although 
such abstraction is entirely unobjec- 
tionable, "provided we know what we're 
doing." He illustrated the various ways 
in which the antithetical notion of 
importance enters into science. 

Criticism of Abstract 

Similarly, he criticized the interpre- 
tations of logic, art, morality, and re- 
ligion which represent these sciences 
as dealing exclusively with importance 
:md engaged in setting up norms with- 
out reference to matter of fact. There 
are, for instance, no moral codes valid 
throughout the whole universe and 
applying to every situation in general— 
not even the ten commandments. 

Rules for conduct of family life ap- 
plicable to man in a particular situa- 
tion could not be applicable to fishes, 
nor rules for Sabbath observance, to 



all conditions of society. "Why must j 
there be always one day's rest in seven, 
rather than In six or eight" in every i 
conceivable society? 

Modification of Morality 

Thus, the whole point of view of new serles of Thursday tea mee tlngs. 
morality is sometimes irrelevant. This 



Henry J. Cadbury To 
Discuss 'Quakerism' 

Christian Association announces a 



does not mean that all moral principles 
are Invalid — on the contrary it is the 
concern of morality to preserve the 
maximum Importance In each special 
situation, but not without considera- 
tion of particular matters of fact and 
the relevance of general rules 
special circumstances. 



October 14 — Quakerism 
October 28— Catholicism 
November 11 — Judaism 
November 18 — Protestantism 
December 9 — "Tie-up" Meeting 
At the first meeting, next Thursday, 
to October 14, Dr. Henry J. Cadbury will 
speak on "Quakerism." Dr. Cadbury 



Professor Whitehead will deliver his is * professor of the New Testament 
second lecture on Wednesday. October ^ Harvard university, and one of the 
13. In view of the importance of the most prominent members of the So- 
lectures, the college and the physics ; ciet V of Friends. He has Just returned 
department will co-operate to install ! froni Eur °P e wherc an honorary de- 
an amplifying system in Pendleton 6 ree was conferred on him by the 
, .. University of Glasgow. He has taught 

previously at Haverford. and the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 
LAWRENCE APCAR OFFERS Dr. Cadburys wife Is a Wellesley 

CARILLON INSTRUCTION alumna, and his daughter and niece 

are now here in the college. 



Provided a sufficient number of 
students are interested, the depart- 
ment of music will arrange tor a 
course ol ten class lessons In carillon 
playing to be given on Monday or 
Tuesday afternoons at 4:40 by Mr. 
Lawrence Apgar of Providence. R. I. 
The tuition fee for the course, inclusive 
of practice privileges, will be $5.00. 
Students wishing to register lor the 
course should notify Miss Jane Bur- 
gess t music department office) by 
Monday noon, October 11. 



Dr. Cadbury was fortunately secured 
as our speaker by Miss Seal Thomp- 
son of the Biblical history department. 
Miss Thompson wrote about the meet- 
in saying: "I shall be there myself 
as I am eager to hear Dr. Cadbury." 

Tea will be served in the C. A. 
lounge at 4:40 P. M. Everyone is 
invited. 



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Priscilla Goodwin, 1938; Anita Jones, 1938; 
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Martha Parkhurst, 1939; Adrienne Thorn. 1939; 
Martha Schwanke. 1940; 

Jane Strahan. 1940 Assistant Reporters 

Barbara Kiblefi, 1938 Art Critic 

Mary Hutton, 1938 Music Critic 

Marion Salta, 1938 
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When Your 'A' String Snaps 

In a recent number of the Reader's 
Digest was told the following anecdote: 
"Once when Ole Bull, the great violinist, 
was giving a concert in Paris, his A 
siring snapped and he transposed the 
composition and finished it on three 
strings. That is life — to have your A 
string snap and finish on three strings." 
We are at different stages in our college 
life, some just entering, some midway, 
and some beginning the last lap, but we 
are all engaged in preparing ourselves 
leu iust such an emergency — for the snap- 
ping of our A strings; we are developing 
personalities. 

We have all known girls of whom it 
i -aid, "Yes, Mary Jane always stands 
out in a crowd. She has personality." 
What is meant'.' Mary Jane is not just 
pretty, or witty, or Wright, or a good 
spurt, though she may 'if any one of these 
too. Webster defines personality as 
"quality of being a person, personal 
identity; distinction of personal traits; 
the totality of an individual's character- 
istics." Ami this "being a person", 
standing out from the group as an in- 
dividual is not an inherited characteristic, 
it. is rather something that must be de- 
veloped in each of us. 

In the development of our personalities 
we need a goal, toward which to center 
our activities, — popularity, success in 
studies or in athletics. Here al Wellesley 
we limit ourselves still more in certain 
lines bj choosing a major subject, keep- 
ing in mind the Kind of life we wish to 

lead allei College. We may decide (ill 

art, music, literature or a science, but 
whatever it may lie, we build our study 
program about it. Since personality is 
the sunvtotal of an individual's character- 
istics, all our knowledge contributes to 
our personalities. 

This is the time of year when fresh- 
men and upperclassmen are urged to 
"try out for things." What? Oh, every- 
thing — Choir, NEWS, Barn, Press Board, 
crew, anything and everything that is 
open. For one who does not know her 
special interest this is good advice, but 
we must soon choose and concentrate 
our time and energies on those activi- 
ties wherein we receive the most pleasure 
and benefit, for play too helps build per- 
sonality. 

Then, if we have chosen well in build- 
ing a personality, we shall victoriously 
meet the crisis of the snapping of our 
A string and finish life on three. 



Precious Liberty 

In an economics, sociology or political 
science class one reads about such coun- 
tries as Germany, Italy, and Russia 
where intellectual freedom is being con- 
stantly curtailed; the fact remains mere- 
ly one of the many which percolates into 
one's consciousness during a year's 
course. But to go to one of these coun- 
tries and come into personal contact with 
the intellectual narrowness fostered there- 
in, as did many who traveled abroad this 
summer, is a different story; and it brings 
home, more vividly than could any other 
experience, the preciousness of the lib- 
erty of thought open to us in a college 
such as this. 

Living the small routine existence of 
every day, now writing a paper, now pre- 
paring for some quiz or roll call, one- 
loses sight of larger issues, and one's 
perception of what a college like Wel- 
lesley really stands for becomes dulled. 
In these times of war, Wellesley has 
been called a haven of peace. More than 
that, it is a haven of liberty, where in 
its peace and quiet one can live a free 
intellectual life, opening at will innumer- 
able new vistas of knowledge. 

You, 1941, have it all before you. Es- 
pecially in these times, the opportunity 
which Wellesley offers should be a very 
preoious one. The rah-rah days of slid- 
ing through college "without cracking a 
book" are long since passe; instead, one 
finds an intelligent awareness of what 
four such years may mean. 

We, fortunate creatures, have not been 
weaned on a social ideology; we have not 
been dictated to as to what of the 
world's store of knowledge we may or 
may not share. Instead, the whole 
wealth of the past lies before us for 
the asking. It is up to us to ask and to 
receive — and thus enjoy to the dregs this 
freedom, one which is becoming seized in 
terrifying fashion from the thinking 
individuals in too many countries of the 
world today! 

"On Time With Full Staff" 

"Yenching will open on time with full 
staff" read the telegram which Miss Seal 
Thompson of the department of Biblical 
history received last week from Presi- 
dent Stuart of Yenching college. Be- 
hind that laconic message lies a store of 
faith, persistence and almost unbeliev- 
able courage. In the first bombings of 
Peiping, Yenching buildings were not 
substantially injured, but no one can tell 
what will happen in the next few weeks 
of continued Japanese attacks. 

The student population of Yenching 
will be sadly depleted, even though the 
staff will be there in full force. Most of 
the young men are fighting in the Chi- 
nese lines and many of the young women 
have been commandeered for volunteer 
service in relief centers and behind the 
lines on nursing duty. Whether the stu- 
dents from west China can even get to 
Peiping is doubtful. What railroad lines 
are still open to travel have been requi- 
sitioned for the transport of troops, ani- 
mals, ammunition and supplies. 

During these days of extreme tension 
and crisis at Yenching, Wellesley is 
under even greater obligation to fulfill her 
annual appropriation td her sister col- 
lege; this year, especially, the amount we 

scud to the Far East should be greater 
than it has ever been in the past. When 
Service Fund sends around its annual 
request for funds let us respond to the 
iullesl extent. Let US make President 
Stuart's proud message a thing in which 
we, tOO, shall have a share. 

What Of Local Politics? 

Must college students are more or less 
interested in reaching the age of twenlv- 
one and the privilege of voting. Those 
who reached the age of maturity last 
year were all enthusiastic about doing 
their part in the national election. But 
how many of those college men and 
women who took great pains to vote last 
year, and how many who reach the vot- 
ing age this year, will exert themselves 
to find out about local politics and vote 
in local elections? Local elections are 
coming along all the time. It is just as 
much a duty of citizenship to vote in these 
as in national ones. Investigate your home 
town situation and vote. 



Door Tragedy 

Wc look down all the Wellesley halls 
And spy the backs of many doors. 
And where a name plate should be 

hung 
Instead are ads from village stores. 
And that's the tragedy of doors! 

First from the florist comes a rose 
To tell us that we all can buy 
A couple of dozen any time 
At prices that are not too high. 
Oh what a splendid bargain buy! 

Next day we find, In card plate's 

space, 
A catalogue of varied shoes 
That any Wellesley girl could buy 
At prices Wellesley girls can't 

choose. 
Oh for a pair of nice, cheap shoes! 

Before the shoe store ad is down 
We reach our doors, and there we 

see 
A catalogue of winter clothes 
Designed for daughters of Wellesley. 
Oh for the things we'd rather see! 

And so it goes for weeks on end. 
The doors the same all down the 

hall, 
And how we wish those notes were 

just 
A message from some lad's phone 

call. 
But no, the ad man's seen the hall! 



FREE PRESS COLUMN 



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of the author. Initials or numerals 
will be used if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for opinions and 
statements in this column. 

Contributions should be in the 
hands of the Editors by 11 A. M. on 
Monday. 



The Nome or the Music? 

To the Wellesley College News: 

Intermittent conversation around the 
campus indicates that many there are 
to whom the concert series this fall 
does not appeal. Because the names 
scheduled are not as familiar as those 
of previous years, students seem to 
feel the concerts will not be as good. 

To a senior who lias enjoyed three 
years of the Wellesley series, Uiis atti- 
tude seems unfair. It would appear 
that Wellesley students go to concerts 
for the name of the artist, and not 
the music he produces. 

The fairer attitude seems to this 
senior to be that of good faith. Here- 
to-fore fine concerts have been pre- 
sented in Alumnae hall. Why cant 
Ihe student body take it in good faith 
thai this year's artists will be up to 
par? 

if Welicsity wishes to continue to 

have food music brought within its 

■ i must evince more interest 

in the quality of the music ;md less 

in the popularity of the name 

1938 



Born Dance 



To Ihe Wellesley College Neti 

Freshmen I Have you found your 
welcome to Welleslej jusl a little bit 
formal? Let us show you a different 
side of Wellesley and introduce you 
and welcome you to Outing club, Out- 
iii'.' club is having n Barn Dunce just 
specially for you and we want every 
single one of you to come. Haven 
you been wanting to "lei yourself go" 
and have » wild crazy time? Well, 
here's your chance because that's just 
what we do at the Bam Dance! Come 
in dungarees or cotton dresses, like the 
good old country folk, and we'll have 
an honest to goodness Barn Dance 
lyou won't know Alum!) with games, 
square dancing, cider and doughnuts! 
If possible come in couples as it will 
make the dancing easier but. if it's 
not possible come anyway and find a 
partner there I Don't forget, Saturday, 
7:30-9:30 in Alumnae hall. 

Kay Kiley '38. 

Publicity Committee 



NEWS NOTATIONS 



Stenographers and clerks 
The Future read more than any 
of the other group of people in 
Classics this country, favoring 
books of romance and 
glamour, according to a survey of the 
reading tastes of the American pub- 
lic which is being made by Dr. Ralph 
Tyler of Ohio State university. "High 
school students read more than col- 
lege students." but this age group 
reads more than adults. The classics 
are dropped upon graduation and 
lighter fiction reading becomes most 
popular. From these findings it is 
concluded that there must be .some- 
thing wrong in the school require- 
ments for reading of the classics. 



"High school students read 
They do. more than college students.' 
do they? We might be tempted to 

doubt that. Perhaps high 
school students do read more novels 
than college students, but fiction 
forms a small part, indeed, of the 
reading of the average college stu- 
dent. This survey, as it is carried on, 
will doubtless bring to light a great 
many more Interesting facts aboul 
the reading done by the American 
public. We look forward to learning 
of further discoveries in this field. 



What has been 
"Blackness" in the termed the present 
Supreme Court "blackness" in the 

Supreme court does 
not seem to be growing perceptibly 
brighter as time goes on. Justice Hugo 
L. Black returned from Europe to a 
storm over his nomination to fill Jus- 
tice Van Devanter's place in the court. 
Principally. Justice Black was accused 
of affiliations with the Ku Klux 
Elan. Refusing to make a statement 
to the press, the justice gave a to- 
tally unprecedented radio speech in 
his own defense. As a rule, such 
speeches must be submitted to the 
broadcasting company for censorship, 
before they go on the air. Justice 
Black was allowed complete freedom 
in this matter. His talk lasted for 11 
minutes; it was to the point. He ad- 
mitted having once been a member 
of the controversial Klan. but denied 
any recent association with it. 



Justice Black's speech 
Sustained seemed final enough, and 
Objections there were hopes that the 

whole affair would die a 
natural death. When the court met 
on Monday, however, it appeared that 
opposition to Mr. Black was still 
strong. A petition, questioning Black's 
right to his seat in the Supreme 
court, was presented by Albert Levitt, 
a former assistant attorney general. 
This petition makes no mention of 
the Klan. but its chief contention 
is that there is no vacancy on 
the bench, that Mr. Van Devanter 
is still a member of the court. Justice 
Van Devanter's resignation on May 
18 seemed final enough, but forces 
seem to be against Mr. Black's be- 
coming a Supreme Court justice. 



With blackness in thr- 
What Supreme court and blackness 
Is in Paris for Mr. Edward 

Forum? Filene. Wellesley atmosphere 
aids less gloomily with 
talk ol the Sino-Japanese war com- 
ing to a head at Uie first ciUTenl 
events dinner next week. This dlni 
Is the first of an impres&ivi II 
Forum activities for the coming <. 
The Forum for those would-be-Wel- 
lesley-wlse is the Informal chanm i 
through which the outside world seeps 
noi infrequently. 



Model Senate, held last year 
Forum's at Princeton, tops the list of 
National national affairs with which 
Affairs Forum i.. , pecifUly con- 
cerned. Each year Wellesley 
sends delegates to represent assigned 
states in a model second chamber ol 
I lie American Congress. Its affiliation 
with the Boston district committee of 
the American Student Union provides 
contact with the national student 
movement. Debating includes del 
with other colleges and peaking as- 
signments to women's clubs, church 
sociatlons and other civic orgnn. 
tions. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



STAGE 



You Can't Take It With You 

PLYMOUTH 
Indefinite run 
Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina 

SHUBERT 
Engagement ends Oct. 16th 
Room Sewtce SHUBERT COPLEY 

Opening Oct. 4th 
Boston Symphony Orchestra 

SYMPHONY HALL 
First concerts Oct. 8th and 9th 
Nviv York Grand Opera 

BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 
Opening Oct, 4th for one week 
(Popular priced opera) 

COMING FEATURES 

Maurice Evans in Richard II 
Beginning Oct. 18th for one week 

only 
George M. Cohan in I'd Rattier 
Be Right 
Opening Oct. 11 for two weeks 
Joan Bennett in Stage Door 

i In person i 
Opening Oct. 18th for three weeks 



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CAMPUS CRITIC 



'The Perfect Plot' 



out of his control is highly amusing. 

The best acting of the eventng was 
done by the cast of Gloom, a take-off 
on the Intense drama of Tchekhov. 
Taking the Russian dramatist lor a! 
merry ride. Mr. Ensor created anj 
emotional Alexander Athanasievitch a.« 
his agent. Acting by Cynthia Kllburn 
'39, measured up to the possibilities of 
this character, and Elizabeth Flanders 
"38. and Margaret Miller '38 again took 
their parts well. 

Barn is to be commended for put- 
ting on a play which was entertain- 
ing yet not trivial, intellectually sti- 
mulating yet not a problem play. 

M. A. P. '39 



BIBLIOFILE 



BARNSWALLOWS HOLD 
ALL-COLLEGE MEETING 



A clever piece of satirical drama 
was enacted on Saturday night when 
Barnswallows presented The Perfect 
Plot by Aubrey Ensor for the Barn 
reception. The play consists of lour 
short plays all dealing with the same 
eternal triangle plot, but each a new 
interpretation as it might have been 
written by four different authors. 

Put into the proper mood of the 
first play by the facetious remarks 
of the compere, we were prepared to 
see one of the characters fill a cru- 
cial role only to discover that he is 
in the wrong flat and doesn't belong 
in that particular set. The curta n 
rose on a homey Barrle setting where 
the conversation of elderly Maggie, 
lover David, and husband John gave 
an atmosphere of wlstfulness, subtle 
wit. and philosophy so lyplcal of 
Barrle. Granted that slow tempo was 
needed, the cues could have been 
speeded up with no injury to the 
authenticity of mood, and with better 
results for the most poorly acted of 
I lie four skits. 

The frankness of Private Wives, as 
it might have been written by Noel 
Coward, classed this skit as enter- 
tainment of a high degree. The act- 
ing of Marian Colwell '39. placed the 
interpretation at a prolessional pitch 
which was not lowered by the con- 
vincing work of Harriet Hull '40, as 
Nicky, one ot the husbands, and by 
the rest of the cast. 

A good satire on Pirandello's Six 
Characters in search o/ an Author 
wis found in The Man with a Tongue 
in his Cheek. The melodramatic 
tcucta was here held In check and 
properly emphasized. The girls ap- 
pearing for the second time did much 
hotter acting. The agitation of the 
author when he finds his characters 



The Barnswallows association held 
Its annual all-college mass meeting in 
Alumnae hall Monday night. Barn 
president Virginia Spangler "38 an- 
nounced that the plays to be pre- 
sented at Fall Informals on Saturday. 
October 30. have not yet been decided 
upon. 

Miss Spangler also announced a 
chance of program in this year"s 
dramatic activities. Instead of pre- 
senting occasional experimental plays 
before small audiences as they did last 
year. Barn members interested in de- 
veloping their acting ability as widely 
as possible will comprise an active unit 
known as the drama committee. This 
croup will rehearse and present plays 
solely for the experience derived from 
careful study of various types ot 
dramatic art. 

Frances Skinner '38, business-man- 
ager of Barn, Susan Barrett "39. vice- 
president, and Betty Ann Mitchell '38. 
assistant production manager, spoke on 
the business aspect of the organiza- 
tion. They were followed by the 
chairmen of the committees, who out- 
lined the work of their particular 
groups and urged everyone to partici- 
pate when try-out days are announced 
on the Index board. The heads of com- 
mittees are: Jeanne Washburn "38. 
drama; Natalie Gordon '38, publicity: 
Narcissa Reeder '38, make-up; Dorothy 
Rich '38, service; Virginia Chamber- 
lain '39, design; Caroline Farwell '38, 
scenery; Margaret Platner '38, light- 
ing; Prlscilla Barlow "38. properties; 
and Esther Howard "38, costumes. 



Miller, Brand Explores Insanity 

The Outward Room by Millen Brand 
Simon and Schuster, 1937. 310 
pages. $1.25. 



The Outward Room by Millen Brand 
is the story of an insane woman's 
gradual return to mental balance. 
Harriet Demuth escapes from the In- 
curable ward of a sanitarium and 
makes her way to New York city. 
There, after an incredible week she 
meets John, a machinist, who takes 
her to live with him. Durinc the 
next few weeks she assumes more and 
more responsibilities, makes friend- 
ships, obtains and loses a job, falls 
In love with John and. finally, in 
their mutual crisis loses completely 
her fear of return to insanity 

Millen Brand's narrative technique 
is swift and sure and his sense ol 
the dramatic never fails him. Tense 
moment succeeds tense moment, yel 
always tempered by that restraint 
which makes this book a remarkable 
achievement. 

Mr. Brand has gone straight to the 
sources in search of materials for 
this book. He consulted- an expen 
psychologist and visited several sani- 
tariums to make that part ol Ins 
narrative ring true. His Investigation 
of machine shops and sweated dress 
goods establishments form the basis 
of the latter half of the story. And 
his insight into the character of 
Harriet has caused many to believe 
that a woman created her. so search- 
ing and intimate are the analyses of 
her reactions. 

Readers will be reminded of the 



CINEMA 

COLONIAL— Oct. 8-9: Flight From Glory and Make A Wish; Oct. 10, 

11. 12, 13: Stella Dallas and The Life ol the Party. 
COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE— Oct. 7. 8. 9: The Toast of New York 

and Sing and Be Happy. 
LOEWS STATE and ORPHEUM— Oct. 8 through 14: The Big City 

and The Women Men Marry. 
PARAMOUNT— Oct. 8 through 14: They Won't Forget and This Way, 

Please. 



HILL AND HILL 



HARPER METHOD 
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Co'onial Buildinc 
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Phone 1290 
Wellesley 



TRYOUTS FOR FALL 

INFORMALS WILL BE 

HELD WHEN PLAYS HAVE 

BEEN SELECTED 



OLE PLANTATION 

87 St. James Ave., Boston 

(Near Copley Square) 

Chicken and Steak Dinners 
Specials 50c - 75c 

Daily 12-9 



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NUMEROLOGY 



Numerology directs where 
others advise. 

Find out what the numbers of 
your name mean. 

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Tennis Rackets and Restringing 

Rnokcl picked up ""'i dollvored within n 
fnw hour*. 

Telephone Needhnm mill 
New frame* :<i i ung lo "i di r 

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Needhnm Trnni- ( lab 



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Golf clubs 

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Gadgets 

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Forks 

Pyrex Percolators $1.79 
ROOM ACCESSORIES 

Clocks 
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SALE 

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SHOE REPAIRING 

Representative In your own house 

HAMLET COLLINA 



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tame gemlikc quality which markerl 
Thornton Wllder's Woman o/ Andros. 
The emphasis here la Oil narratlv 
and characterization, but certain pas- 
sages stand out for their sheer de- 
scriptive beauty and vividness, such 
as Harriet's room In the sanitarium 
or early morning in John's flat. 

To some The Outward Room will 
appeal as a love story and to others 
as mi analysis of the regeneration 



BAKER HARDWARE CO. 

Paints and Sporting Goods 

r; idios — Electrical Goods 

Phone Wellesley 2426 

WE DELIVER 

64 Central St. Wellesley, Mass, 



of a mind. But all will find in I 
mature understanding, marked talent 
and well developed technique. 

H. F. '3H 



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Shoes called for and 

delivered 3 times daily 

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.SYMPHONY HALL. 



577-// SEASON OPENS OCT. 8 AND 9 

Boston Symphony 

ORCHESTRA 

SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY— Conductor 



ASSISTING ARTISTS 

Rachmaninoff — Boynet — Hindemith — Gieseking — 

Menuhin — Heifetz — Enesco— Boulanger 

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OF BOSTON 

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Black With Glitter— A 

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BLACK 
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for slimming high 
and molding 
ui hips to the new 
figure Gold color 
buckle and neck ac- 
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Ideal for day and 
night 12 to 20 
$1695. 



SATURDAY— LAST SALE 
DAY of Barbara Lee Pure 
Dye Silk and Rayon Bloom- 
ers, Panties, Veal s. Regular 
Sizes (usually Si i 80c, Extra 
Sizes (usually $1.35) $1.08. 
In Blush Only. 



20% 



OFF USUAL 
PRICES 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Calendar 



Thursday. Oct. 7: '".("l A. M. Service 

,.( Holy Communion in the Llttli CI I 

These ■ ■ v i. - «n held e i >> 1 1 I 

morning dur thi colli 

•8:16 A. M. Morniiiir Chnpel. Grelchcn 
Mould. '88. will lead. 

Friday, Orl. 8: 'S.'IB A M. Murninit 
Clinpel. Ml HU hi ill lend. 

80 A. M. immediately nflet chnpel 

.,n Hi. i ophomore entrj Ai 

„,. i i ..i tin hou ••■ in-. Idi nl "i Bi bi , 
Nintinihcan iind Stone. 

•7:16 P. M. Special step ilnginu lo 41. 

7 1.-, p, M, Shakespeare House. Poetry 
-.. i.i, meeting. Misa Mnnwai'inu will dis- 
cuai new trend* in poetry. 

Saturday. Oct. 9: '8:16 A. M. Morning 
Chi I Mr . Rodder will lend. 

Sunday. Oct. 10: '11:00 A. M. Memorial 
Chnpel. Preacher. Dr. Charles R. Brown, 
,.i ih, V.il. Divinity School. 

10 P M. Memorial Chnpel, Candlc- 
lii-lii Vi pi i -'• i ii i 

Annual on ml. r hip ervici Of Ihc Chris- 
iiiiii Association. 

Mi Seal i h p "ii will ipeak, (Chris- 
tian V o inl i 

Monday. Oct. II: '8:16 K. M. Morning 
( hnpel. Mi Mi Mee will lead. 

Tuesday. Oct. 12: COLUMBUS DAY 

•8:16 A. M. Morning Chnpel. Miss 
II. I. ii Jono will load. 

•11:10 A. M. Fnrnsworlh Art Gnllcij 
Informal t"H< on Guatemala by Ebon i 
i omini in connection «iih an exhibition of 
In wiirkw. 

•I :iii p. M. Pendleton Hull. Illu trntcd 

Ii . tun by Profi or i 1 Ion W Koch, 

Librarian al Northwestern University. Sub- 
"Litcrary Forgeries of the Nine- 
teenth I ei nil, " I Welle Ii y ' illi i I ibrary.) 

Wednesday, Oct. 13: ••:!'. A. M. Morn- 
inn Chapel. Mr. Procter will lend. 

1:40 P M. Pendleton Hull. The third 
,.l the Mary Whiton I <i ! in Mi mortal lec- 

i.i. . bj Pro Whitehead "" "Modes of 

Thought." Subject: "Understanding." 'De- 
i, ,i tmi nl ..i Philo ophi and P penology.) 

0:16-7:30 P. M. Clnflin Hall. Currcnl 
I cnl dinner discussion. Subject: "The 
Sino-Jnpane ■ ■ Conflict." Ticket) for »d- 

ii. i ion may bi obtnini ,l nl 1 1"- tii ki I I i h, 

Green II dl, Oct. 11 and 12, - : 10 V. M I 10 
P. M. I Forum.) 

NOTES: •Wctleslcy College Art Museum, 
I- xhibition ol itudcnl ' » orl 

Ii- fin Hir Oct, ii, exhibition of Ebon F. 
i omin mn ' 

•OrH'ii i" ih'- public. 



Choir Offers Place 
To New Accompanist 

Try-outs for accompanist of the 
Wellesley College Choir will lake place 
in room 11, Billings hall at the fol- 
lowing hours : 

Monday, October 11 from 4:40 to 
G p. m. 

Tuesday, October 12 from 4:40 to 
6 p. in. 

Candidates should be able to play 
music of the difficulty of an average 
Beethoven sonata. Please be prepared 
to play one selection of a rapid or 
brilliant type, lo show technique; am 
a second selection of a quieter, more 
expressive nature. Freshmen, sopho- 
mores, and juniors are Invited to try. 



<jr ^/j v. ■ 
Vic ^0aroz/z 




BATES FUND ANNOUNCES 
POETS' READING DATES 



iC'uitinued from Page 1, Col. 3) 



Hire, was enabled to bring to th? 
college many poets for their encourage- 
ment and our pleasure. 

Would-be Poets Included 

Nearly all of the most distinguished 
American and British poets of our time 
have presented their poems in person 
hi re. It was a principle of Miss Bates 
which has been followed since the be- 
aming of the readings, that not only 
older and famous poets should be in- 
vited, but also poets who are making 
their way; and one of the readings is 
traditionally by one of our numerous 
alumnae who have published verse 
The donor of the fund has made 
no restrictions, and indeed pre- 
fers that it should be used as 
opportunity offers, for readings and 
lectures. Usually the same poet ap- 
pears not more than once in four 
years, so that each college genera- 
tion may hear as many poets as 
possible. 



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WELLESLEY CONCERT FUND 

First Concert— WAGNERIAN FESTIVAL SINGERS 

Alumnae Hall, Thursday Evening, October 21, 1937, 
8.30 o'clock punctually. 



\ '-'■■'■•■ of i ,n Pivi Ini i internntl I celofirilj in .•• programme 

"i Ui.-n.i elections, solo and ensemble; corn! ball bi trnmnic from thi 

itnndord conecrl repertoire, 

ALEXANDER KlPNIS (basso); nif-DE KONET/.M [soprano); 
MARTA KRASOVA (contralto); HF.NK NOORT (tenor). JOEL 
BERGLUND (baritone). Under Ihc direction of RICHARD IIAGE- 
MAN, composer, conductor of the Metropolitan Opera for four- 
teen years. 

Evening tickets Sl.T.'i. (Not $2.25 n- otherwise ndvtrtlsed.) Course tickets, 
five concert*, with excellent seat, JS.00. 

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Compliments 
of the 

WELLESLEY NATIONAL BANK 

Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 



MISS McAFEE RECEIVES 
BOSTON ALUMNAE GROUP 



MLLE. PERNOT STRESSES 
CARE IN CONVERSATION 



President Mildred H. McAfee's home 
was the scene of the first autumn 
meeting of the Boston Wellesley club, 
on Saturday afternoon, October 3. 
Due to the large number of guests, 
lea was served in two periods, from 
three until four, and from lour until 
five, and members were requested lo 
come in groups divided according to 
where they lived within greater Boston. 
President McAfee received, along with 
several officials ni the alumnae club, 



"Few students entering college real- 
ize the difficulty of understanding 
spoken French or of making them- 
selves understood," said Mile. Nicolette 
Pernot of the department of French 
in her annual French phonetics lec- 
ture at Billings hall last night. 

Mile. Pernot stressed close attention 
in class, as a necessity for accural ■ 
understanding, and particular care in 
the use of French stress and Intonation 
In conversation. 



MUSEUM PRESENTS 

EBEN F. COMINS 



The Wellesley college art museum 
will present an i xhibition of draw- 
ings of Guatemalan types troni Octo- 
ber 11 to 23. Eben F. Comins will talk 
informally on Guatemala on Tin 
October 12, at 11:40 A. M. 



ALUMNAE NOTES 



ENGAGED 
Pauline Scldel '36. to Richard Kal- 
tenbacher, Cornell '36. 



Did th is 

^hapPf 



ever 



to y oU ■ 




on might be 

standing right next to the most attrac- 
tive person you ever met, but you don't 
know it until you are introduced . . . 
until you get acquainted. 

And you don't know how much 
pleasure a cigarette can give until some- 
body offers you a Chesterfield. 

Certainly this is true: Chesterfields 
are refreshingly milder , . . they've 
got a taste that smokers like. 



in<0 and* roma 




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